Those pesky Serie A winning boys are in town and all fired up for a teatime friendly* against the greatest football team the world has ever seen.
I want to stand firm on my ‘friendlies don’t really count’ stance, this is really going to test one’s common sense. Technically our first game at our new home away from home and it would be good to set the tone.
This will not be achieved with swathes of empty seats, witnessing a poor performance.
The pricing for this game has been reduced, but not by much and it’s still far too expensive for a friendly.
That said, THFC were not interested in looking after fans for the forthcoming league games and so why would this be any exception? With the opportunity to pack in nearly 3 times as many supporters as The Lane, it would have made sense to opt for a ‘pile ’em high sell ’em cheap’ strategy. Alas no. Instead the mission has been to generate as much cash a humanly possible.
Just who is doing Spurs’ public relations, Rose West? Wembley Fatigue® will hit the fans much quicker that it will any of the player’s calf muscles. People tend to vote with their feet.
This game would have been a great opportunity for a marketing stunt. £20 for humans, free tickets for the kiddiwinks and some nice giveaways; autographed football balls kicked out to fans, some of those American style t-shirt bazookas launching free merchandise at the great unwashed, players signing stuff and generally being genial. A moving in ceremony, if you will.
Instead engendering good-will, we have THFC mumbling about it not being their fault.
We’ve no balloons due to health and safety concerns and a copy of our plausible deniability statement can be found on the website.